By Scott Gilfoid: British promoter Frank Warren reportedly has made an offer to match his fighter heavyweight Dereck Chisora (16-4, 10 KO’s) against the unbeaten Golden Boy Promotions heavyweight Deontay Wilder (28-0, 28 KO’s) for a fight that would take place in the summer if Golden Boy accepts the offer.
Warren said in his column at frankwarren.com “There isn’t a real name of substance on his [Deontay] CV, he looks crude and open. I’d heavily back a fit and fired up Dereck Chisora to tame him and have already made the Yanks a substantial offer to return here [UK] this summer.”
To be sure, Deontay doesn’t have a substantial name on his resume yet, and that would remain unchanged even if Golden Boy set this fight up with him and the down in his luck Chisora. Where’s the gain when you’re fighting a guy that has lost 4 out of his last 6 fights like Chisora?
I mean, I don’t see any real upside with that fight, and it would be like Wilder vs. Audley part 2. I hope Golden Boy does make the fight because it would be one step closer to a Deontay vs. Tyson Fury or Deontay vs. David Price fight.
If Deontay keeps knocking out the British heavyweights, eventually he’ll run out Brits to fight. At that point, Deontay will be ready to start facing the actual contenders in the heavyweight division instead of 2nd tier guys or fighters with inflated resumes and suspect chins like Price, David Haye and Tyson Fury.
Golden Boy has already challenged David Price and Tyson Fury to fight Deontay, but there was no interest there from that side.
In the absence of a good opponent for Deontay, I wouldn’t mind seeing him fight Chisora in a nice little stay busy fight. I can’t see Chisora lasing longer than the third round, though. He looked dreadful in his last fight against Hector Alfredo Avila last April in his 9th round TKO win.
Chisora appears to be going downhill in my estimation from the fighter that gave an injured WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko and an injured Robert Helenius problems.
Chisora got a lot of credit for giving those guys problems, but what boxing fans forget is that those fighters were badly injured and were fighting one-handed for almost their entire bouts with Chisora.
Believe me, Deontay would be 100 percent healthy for a Chisora fight, and I think it would go badly for the Brit. His chin would be checked early and often and it would end badly for Chisora.
It’s a good for Chisora and Wilder because both guys can get a nice payday. I can see Chisora doing a good job of getting in Deontay’s face and selling the fight with his wild behavior, but as far as winning the fight, Chisora wouldn’t have a chance. You saw what happened when a lesser puncher than Wilder was able to easily blast Chisora out in five rounds last year in Haye’s 5th round knockout win. Just imagine what a much harder punching Deontay would do to Chisora once he hit him with one of his big shots. We’re talking face down on the canvas.